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Oct 25, 2007 06:31 PM

Canoga Avenue & Burbank Blvd.

I'm going through a whirlwind tour of L.A. next week to see lots of old friends -- one friend only has time for lunch and works near Canoga Avenue and Burbank Boulevard. Kate Mantilini is one suggestion which has been slammed a bit on this board.

Any other suggestions for that neighborhood?

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  1. Gorikee is on Ventura, just west of Canoga, next to Vons. It has gotten good reviews constantly on the board. Closed on Mondays.

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    1. re: pizzafreak

      I've had some very nice dinners at Gorikee. Haven't had lunch there, so I'm not familiar with the lunch menu.

    2. Whole Foods is right there at Canoga and Ventura. They do have tables.

      1. If deli is a possibility, try Weilers Deli on Victory between Canoga and DeSoto.

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        1. re: GVDub

          I should have added the caveat that I am visiting from San Francisco and have not seen this friend in almost five years -- we want something nicer than a deli or a grocery store counter.

          1. re: Carrie 218

            Whoops, my suggestion of Whole Foods was really the result of your "...only has time for lunch..." It offers a wide variety, quickly!

            However, for something nicer, I would head over to Calabasas. Perhaps someone can recommend the "best" of what is there in the Commons. I don't love any of them, but you can go to Marmalade or King's Fish. I think you might yet have some other choices in that direction.

        2. Kate Mantilini is no where near Canoga Ave & Burbank Bl.

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          1. re: ChinoWayne

            Kate Mantilini
            5921 Owensmouth at Oxnard (Califa)
            Woodland Hills

            I'd say in "Los Angeles mile" speak, this is right there near Canoga and Burbank.

            1. re: liu

              According to the Oracle @ Delphi (google) it's 6 tenths of a mile. Close enough in LA to call it "spittn" distance.

              1. re: Servorg

                I stand corrected, had no idea there was more than the original in the former bank building in BH. If I were in the neck of the woods, I would definately give Kate Mantilini a shot.

                1. re: ChinoWayne

                  Hey, ChinoWayne, it's ok!
                  I am terrible in most neighborhoods, but this is the one area that I do know. Take me just a few miles away, and I am truly challenged! I am baffled by most posts that want something close to something else...???

                  I also think this might be a good option, but I wonder if the service is quick enough for the poster's friend -- ?? My experience at Kate Mantilini has been with dinner, and I remember it to be "leisurely."

          2. For sushi, Brother's Sushi is pretty solid:

            Brothers Sushi
            21418 Ventura Blvd
            Woodland Hills, CA 91364-2008
            Phone: (818) 992-1284

            They have a sister restaurant just down the block, Little Brother Sushi that supposed to be good as well but I can't speak firsthand.

            For more casual Mexican options, I go to Poquito Mas on Ventura east of Canoga a lot, and there's a Mission Burrito thats decent on the corner of Canoga and Vanowen.